Remembered as the "tough guy" of cinema, Lee Marvin remains one of the most iconic male actors of his time. His embodiment of the hard edged character traits led other actors to follow suit and continue to inspire future generations of stars.
The Academy Award winning actor was born on February 19, 1924 in New York City. Quitting high school to join the Marine Corps during WW ll, Marvin was later wounded in battle in the South Pacific. A year later, he returned to the U.S. and started to work as a plumber's apprentice.
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